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Fornos of Spain

4.8
4.8
1488 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Welcome to Fornos of Spain Restaurant located on the Iron Bound in Newark, NJ. Fornos of Spain has been bestowed numerous awards and proclaimed by various national magazines as a "must" when dining out in New Jersey. Our award winning Spanish cuisine is prepared with the freshest seafood of Spain. Our extensive wine cellars offer over 450 aged and vintage wines and has the rarest collections of Spanish wines in the United States.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 589-4767

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms available for a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 86 people. Also, we have party luncheon menus from Monday through Fridays until 3 pm and dinner party menus from Monday through Sundays. Saturdays we only do parties from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.

  • Neighborhood

    Newark

  • Cross street

    Union Street

  • Parking details

    Private self parking lot on premises, behind the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,488 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Spanish

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  1. JW

    JamesW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service. Met with friends to just talk and relax.
  2. MT

    MarTer

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is AMAZING!!! great food, amazing service, beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend this place.
  3. A

    Angel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Go with money but good food and service! And I’m adding this to pass 50 characters
  4. WL

    WarrenL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the seafood paella, red sangria, and flan. They were all excellent.
  5. WE

    WEJjr

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reunion with great friends!
  6. m

    mikeb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time there and EVERYTHING was delicious !!! Friendly and attentive staff. I will DEFINITELY go back !!!
  7. NY

    NYCmama

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing. Everyone was so professional and nice. Large portion sizes were great for sharing. We will absolutely be visiting again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!
  9. a

    anonymous

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fornos of Spain never disappoints. Amazing food and service in a lovely atmosphere.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother birthday. Food and staff was awesome
  11. k

    knarf

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a terrific experience! Old school comfort with paella and other dishes that are outstanding. Captain Antonio made the dining experience fun and was very attentive to us during our meal. Can't wait to go back !
  12. AJ

    ArielJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are excellent!
  13. g

    gordo

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love the Paella Valencia, very generous portions, always some to take home.
  14. a

    allisonb

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff could not have been nicer, the food was delicious and I would highly recommend this restaurant
  15. JT

    JavierT

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Spain style restaurant in Newark! Great service, ambiance and food.
  16. CP

    CarolynP

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Nice room. Seafood paella was good although ordered it for 3 and only portion for two came., although after pointing this out, another pan came later. Desserts: créma catalana was good but strawberries were bitter in strawberries and cream. I asked for a quiet table but the room was very noisy and it was hard to hear my guests at my table which sort of ruined the lunch.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and an overall enjoyable experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was great.
  19. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food, was fresh as usual, always consistant
  20. HW

    HollyW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was really excited to eat at Fornos as it is one of my brother-in-law's favorites. Hubby and I took our son and his girlfriend. We ordered a pitcher of red sangria, which I usually love, but not this time. It tasted like watered down red wine. As for the entrées, my lobster was excellent, but not hard to do well since it was steamed. My husband's chicken was good, but the mashed potatoes were tasteless. My son ordered the seafood paella and the seafood was chewy and bland. His girlfriend did love the paella con Pollo. There are so many better Portuguese and Spanish places in Newark, and closer in South River, that I doubt I'll be back.
  21. t

    tristeandlawrence

    New York Area

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Even with a reservation they did not have a table for us...bread was not as good as usual...orders were not served as requested but what was served was delicious
  22. M

    Manhattan2015

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening and as usual, Fornos of Spain did not disapoint. Right from the onset of the evening with a cocktail at the bar through desert.
  23. B

    Bemo

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food, generous servings, nice attentive service.
  24. DA

    DonaldA

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious as always. The service was impeccable. The minute your glass was empty they came by with water. And there were many large tables there. You were never neglected.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was amazing. The food and service impeccable. Definitely going back and recommending this place to everyone.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome! Food is terrific! To me, it’s the Spanish version of Carmine’s and I love the Carmine’s experience so give Fornos a visit. You’ll love it all the way around!
  27. PR

    PaulR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was really terrific! Great food, service, and value.
  28. PP

    PhilipP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good from beginning to end. This is a fun place to go to and the food is delicious.
  29. w

    waterguy

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience. We were on a stop over at Newark and this restaurant was recommended. This is a well run place with staff that cares about the customer. The shrimp were excellent. There is an extensive wine list with a lot of great wines that you do not see all of the time. Looking forward to next visit.
  30. BA

    BertA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and positive professional staff! You leave the streets of Newark and enter the lifestyle of Portugal !!!!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was good as always.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing experience, Thank You to the owner The support to sing happy birthday to my husband, and that did something very different for the owner to support his waiters. Excellent service.
  33. KR

    KimR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loud environment but amazing food and service. Paella, osso bucco, risotto were all delicious.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sons birthday
  35. MT

    MargaretT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, and large portions. Also free parking1
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fornos always has such a great menu selection. Our food was great and we can’t wait to return and try other items on the menu. Only complaint would be “too much service.” Felt like the staff was constantly refilling glasses and literally hovering over us. Don’t want to be ignored, but it can be overdone.
  37. l

    lizo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always amazing food. The seafood Paella with sqid ink rice was delicious! The service is attentive and friendly. Noise level is quite loud due to so many groups and it ads to festive ambience. I went for a business dinner and so it was a bit difficult to talk.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Paella was absolutely delicious
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ! Food to Servers all amazingly good and Accommodating
  40. T

    Tyler

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I had high hopes going in but left extremely disappointed. We only ordered entrees and they took 55 min to come out. Several tables arrived after us and received their food before we did. We started asking ~40 min in and the waiter just said it’ll come. When it finally came there was no apology or explanation for what happened. The food itself was ok but I expected it to be better. When we finally finished and got our check, it was wrong and we were charged for drinks from another table. It took 3 attempts to fix the check and wasted another 20 min of our time. Next time I’m dining in Newark, I will look elsewhere.

FAQs

Fornos of Spain offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 589-4767.

Fornos of Spain is rated 4.8 stars by 1488 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Fornos of Spain

47 Ferry St., Newark, NJ 07105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Union Street

  • Neighborhood

    Newark

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private self parking lot on premises, behind the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 589-4767

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms available for a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 86 people. Also, we have party luncheon menus from Monday through Fridays until 3 pm and dinner party menus from Monday through Sundays. Saturdays we only do parties from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.

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